Veteran Harassed By Police For Paying Parking Ticket With Pennies

  On today’s edition of “The System is Broken,” New Hampshire police called in the SWAT team to deal with a man who was paying a parking ticket in pennies… yes, really. When Billy Spaulding visited City Hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, with a 5-gallon bucket of pennies last week, and attempted to pay the $75 […]

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Five Deputies Disciplined After Video Reveals Inaction During Assault at Trump Rally

Five North Carolina sheriff’s deputies have been disciplined after video footage of their conduct at a Donald Trump campaign rally showed that they ignored one of the attendees who punched a protestor they were escorting out of the rally. John Franklin McGraw, 78, was arrested on March 10 and charged with assault and disorderly conduct […]

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Report: Prosecutors Decline to Charge Police in 96 Percent of Civil Rights Cases

An investigation into the results of civil rights cases in the United States between 1995 and 2015 found that federal prosecutors declined to charge police officers 96 percent of the time. A report from the investigation, which was conducted by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, analyzed 3 million federal records from the Justice Department’s 94 U.S. Attorney […]

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California Police Dept. Using Software to Determine ‘Pre-Crime’ Threat Score

The police department in Fresno, California has begun implementing a new technology that, in addition to looking at arrest reports and property records, uses content from social media postings to calculates an individual’s “threat score.” According to a report from the Washington Post, when Fresno police received a 911 call about a man threatening his […]

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Texas State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland, Indicted for Perjury by Grand Jury

The Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, 28, during a routine traffic stop in July 2015, was indicted for perjury charges by a grand jury on Wednesday, and will be fired by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Trooper Brian Encinia was charged with perjury for lying about his confrontation with Bland when he […]

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